Page County, VA
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Page 7-8-2003, effective 7-9-2003, retroactive to 7-1-2003.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance superseded the provisions of former Ch. 119, Adoption of Virginia Law, adopted 6-11-2002.

§ 119-1 Adoption of state law.

[Amended 10-18-2011]
A. 
Pursuant to the authority of § 46.2-1313 of the Code of Virginia, as amended, all of the provisions and requirements of the laws of the State of Virginia contained in Title 46.2, Article 9 (§ 16.1-278 et seq.) of Chapter 11 of Title 16.1, and Article 2 (§ 18.2-266 et seq.) of Chapter 7 of Title 18.2, except those provisions and requirements the violation of which constitutes a felony, and except those provisions and requirements which, by their very nature, can have no application to or within the County, are hereby adopted and incorporated in this chapter by reference and made applicable within the County. Reference to "highways of the state" contained in such provisions and requirements hereby adopted shall be deemed to refer to the streets, highways, and other public ways within the County. Such provisions and requirements are hereby adopted mutatis mutandis, and made a part of this chapter as fully as if set forth at length herein, and it shall be unlawful for any person within the County to violate or fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any provision of Title 46.2, Article 9 (§ 16.1-278 et seq.) of Chapter 11 of Title 16.1 and Article 2 (§ 18.2-266 et seq.) of Chapter 7 of Title 18.2 of the Code of Virginia, which are adopted by this section; provided that in no event shall the penalty imposed for the violation of any provision or requirement hereby adopted exceed the penalty imposed for a similar offense under the Code of Virginia.
B. 
In addition, pursuant to the authority of § 46.2-1313 of the Code of Virginia, as amended, all future provisions and requirements of the laws of the State of Virginia contained in Title 46.2, Article 9 (§ 16.1-278 et seq.) of Chapter 11 of Title 16.1, and Article 2 (§ 18.2-266 et seq.) of Chapter 7 of Title 18.2, except those provisions and requirements the violation of which constitutes a felony, and except those provisions and requirements which, by their very nature, can have no application to or within the County, are hereby adopted and incorporated in this chapter by reference and made applicable within the County effective as of the effective date of such state law.

§ 119-2 Definitions.

All definitions of words and phrases contained in the state law hereby adopted shall apply to such words and phrases when used in this chapter, unless clearly indicated to the contrary.

§ 119-3 Validity of ordinances previously adopted.

Pursuant to § 46.2-1313 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, nothing contained in this chapter shall require the readoption of ordinances heretofore validly adopted.

§ 119-4 Private roads and streets considered highways.

[Added 9-19-2006]
Pursuant to § 46.2-100, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, for law enforcement purposes within the County of Page, Virginia the definition of "highway" shall include the entire width between the boundary lines of all private roads or private streets located within the County of Page, Virginia, including, but not limited to, those private roads or private streets located in any subdivision within the County.

§ 119-5 Application to private subdivisions of 100 lots or more.

[Added 1-18-2011; amended 10-20-2015]
In addition to the provisions of § 119-4, the private roads within any residential development containing 100 or more lots or residential dwelling units are hereby designated as highways for law-enforcement purposes. The certification of road signs and speed limits by private licensed professional engineers using criteria developed by the Commissioner of Highways is hereby approved and adopted and, for law-enforcement purposes, such certification shall have the same effect as if certified by the Commissioner of Highways.

§ 119-6 Maximum speed limit on nonsurface-treated highways.

[Added 5-17-2011]
The maximum speed limit on nonsurface-treated highways in the County of Page, Virginia, which are roads that are comprised of an earth-aggregate or aggregate surface (i.e., dirt and gravel) that have not been stabilized with a bituminous or cementitious material, shall be 35 miles per hour. The maximum speed limit upon such highways may be increased or decreased by the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner or other authority having jurisdiction over highways. However, such increased or decreased maximum speed limit shall be effective only when indicated by sign on the highway. For such highways upon which maximum speed limit is not indicated by sign, the maximum speed limit shall be 35 miles per hour.

§ 119-7 Speed limits.

[Added 10-20-2015]
Pursuant to § 46.2-1300, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, Page County’s chief administrative officer is hereby authorized to increase or decrease the speed limit within its boundaries, provided such increase or decrease in speed shall be based upon an engineering and traffic investigation by Page County and provided such speed area or zone is clearly indicated by markers or signs.